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Massa calm over future

13 June 2013

Felipe Massa insists he is calm about his future with Ferrari despite enduring tough results in the most recent races on the F1 calendar in Monaco and Canada.

The Monaco weekend in particular turned out to be one to forget for the Brazilian, who crashed heavily in practice, and then again on race day to lodge his first retirement of the year.

Massa then endured a tough start to the weekend in Canada when another incident in qualifying left him with work to do on race day, although a solid performance saw him come through to eight at the finish to pick up his fifth points finish of the year.

Although he failed to score in Bahrain after tyre issues, Massa has shown a notable upturn in his performance, despite rumours persisting about his long-term future with the Scuderia.

However, the former championship runner-up insisted he was pleased with the way he was performing and remained confident about his future with the team going forwards.

"I am calm, I think it's important to have a good pace,” he told TotalRace. “I'm feeling good in the car and have a good pace. I'm very upset about what happened in Bahrain, with the tyres and the hits I've had. That hurt my score, but I'm happy with the car I'm driving and that's what counts most."

Massa also insisted that he didn't feel there was a better option for the team to put in the car in his place.

"In my opinion, if you had a driver so much better to get into my place, okay,” he said. “But I think there isn't."


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